Whatever Happened to Tomboys?

 
Side View of a Woman Riding Her Longboard

“Tomboy,” when I was a kid, was a word that you heard all the time to refer to girls who preferred wearing jeans and climbing trees to more traditional girlish attire and activities.

Probably most of them grew up to be heterosexual women, some of them grew up to be lesbians . . . I wish them all the best.

(Of course there were also boys who didn’t like sports and other boyish activities although I don’t remember a polite term that we used for them.)

Whatever happened to tomboys? I can’t remember hearing the word for quite a long time now. Today these girls would be put on the “trans kid” fast track, which to me is regrettable and senseless.

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